LCC spurs economic development

The City of Lusaka has exponentially and steadily grown to its present status of one of the most rapidly developing cities on the African continent, says public relations manager Habeenzu Mulunda.

Mr Mulunda said in the past 100 years of existence, LCC has become a major commercial hub of Zambia contributing over 7per cent of the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and employing 50per cent of urban work force.Mr Mulunda said this had been made possible because of the favourable investment policies put in place by the government.

He said Lusaka City was poised to grow even further in many sectors of the economy, especially with the decentralisation policy which was launched during the centenary celebrations.

“So far a lot of progress has been achieved through the construction of roads, drainages and modern building infrastructure around the city, which in a way is aimed at responding to the many challenges the City has experienced over a centennial,” he said

He said the Lusaka City Council will tomorrow hold an inter-denominational prayer service at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross to mark the end of the centenary celebrations.

The prayers were also aimed was at aimed appreciating God’s favour since the Council’s establishment as a civic administration in 1913.

Mr Mulunda said prayers will be centred on peace, unity, family, development and leadership.